Achieving sustainable cleaning practices that work
Australians are spraying millions of litres of disinfectant and throwing away billions of non-biodegradable wipes into landfill each year. The problem is that these wipes often contain virtually indestructible polyester-based plastic, which can take up to 100 years to break down after they’re tossed.
Understandably, in the past few years, thinking about the environmental and financial impact of increased use of disinfectants and non-biodegradable wipes has not always been front of mind.
However, as we are set to continue this era of high intensity cleaning, it’s worth examining how to best provide hygienic and safe spaces without the waste.
Sustainable cleaning practices can be strengthened by using innovative, long-lasting products.
Allied BioServices recognises that to be sustainable requires a holistic approach, and this is evident in all the products and services it provides.
SW2™, a disinfectant exclusively distributed by Allied BioServices, is clinically tested and produces proven real-world results. The product forms a protective coating that is hostile to germs, bacteria and COVID and lasts for 105 days (15 weeks). It can be applied to all surfaces, including air conditioning filters.
Following simulated cleaning cycles equivalent to 90 days (a combination of dry and chemical abrasions totalling 1,620 contacts) on high touch surfaces such as door handles, SW2™ was still delivering a 99.9% reduction against bacteria and COVID.
There are many tangible benefits of using SW2™ as part of sustainable cleaning practices.
Reduces waste and carbon footprint
SW2™ only needs to be applied in a very thin layer over surfaces once every three months. Compared to traditional disinfectants that don’t have any long-lasting qualities, changing to SW2™ equates to eliminating hundreds of thousands bottles of disinfectant and billions of non-biodegradable wipes and cleaning cloths. SW2™ is also non-toxic, so harsh chemicals aren’t entering ground water or getting onto skin during cleaning.
SW2™’s long-lasting efficacy assures that it creates hygienic spaces and prevents avoidable infection. This not only gives peace of mind to staff and clients but has also shown to reduce staff sick leave, allowing people to get back to work and increasing the capacity of a workplace or business.
Cuts costs while delivering results
SW2™ reduces costs while providing the highest standard of infection control. Unlike traditional disinfectants that only offer momentary protection until the next recontamination, such as someone sneezing, applying the SW2™ disinfectant coating four times yearly allows organisations to revert to pre-COVID cleaning practices. SW2™ provides a better return on investment in safety and hygiene initiatives by being more effectual and needing less labour, fewer chemicals and fewer wipes than high frequency cleaning.
A future of sustainable cleaning is possible with SW2™ – creating guaranteed infection control outcomes that last.
Understandably, in the past few years, thinking about the environmental and financial impact of disinfectant has not always been front of mind. However, as we are set to continue this era of high intensity cleaning, it’s worth examining how to best provide hygienic and safe spaces.
Learn more about how we provide sustainable solutions and prevent avoidable infection by checking out the link below.